85721 Tucson , AZ
Brian Silverstein, Associate Professor in the School of Anthropology and Director of the Arizona Center for Turkish Studies, UA
Who was behind the attempt, why did it happen and why did it fail? Where is Turkey headed now? This talk reviews major developments leading to this summer's events, and what we can expect in its aftermath.
Brian Silverstein is Associate Professor in the School of Anthropology and Director of the Arizona Center for Turkish Studies at the University of Arizona. He is the author of the book Islam and Modernity in Turkey (2011), and peer-reviewed articles in journals including Comparative Studies in Society and History, Turkish Studies, and Cultural Anthropology. His research has been funded by a US Department of Education Fulbright-Hays fellowship, as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities. Currently he is conducting research on Turkey’s reforms aiming at European Union integration, particularly the politics of statistics.
Co-sponsored by The Center for Middle Eastern Studies